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19:00 Henri Hütt & Veiko Tubin
20:00 Mette Edvardsen
21:00 The Estonian Electronic Music Society
19:00 Elina Masing & Liisbeth Horn
20:00 Iggy Malmborg
20:00 404 Event Not Found
20:00 Vul Vulpes
20:30 Hendrik Kaljujärv
21:00 MIMproject LIVE
22:00 Compound Minerals
22:30 Court Rat
15:00 Seminar “Where Have All The Magic Gone”
16:00 Hiroaki Umeda
17:00 Mikrobiome Orchestra
When we, a few months ago, named our festival a “spooky action at a distance” we didn’t know that it will become exactly that. We decided to follow the action by inventing a new two-way platform where artists and audience can be present in the same virtual space. Sooner or later each of us have to invent a bicycle – ours is under construction! Non-stop meetings and programmers’ bird language (which only machines seem to understand) is e⁻lektron’s “current state of emergency”.
Here we are, all our social, economic and political behaviours and structures changed because of some spooky actions of an invisible agent at a distance – a festival of sorts. Initially this mini-festival was supposed to mark the beginning of e⁻lektron. We wanted to show few works and half-works as an examples of transdisciplinary or otherwise intellectually challenging approaches in performing arts.
Now, in this new realm, we decided to move away from “what to show” and instead concentrate on “how to show”. Furthermore, to think about what is (left of) theater when stripped from its velvet curtains, stuffy air and dimmed lights; from the laughter and whispers. And moved to a virtual space. Therefore we decided to invite more artists; invite artists whose work could somehow be presented in this very limited space (real space – a room, a lamp, a chair; computer, portrait, voice).
We are aware that the whole Internet is blooming with streams. Culture in a can, so to say. But we hope that we can create something more familiar. A theater bubble, a festival bubble. A more intimate space than the World Wide Web proposes.
It’s an experiment. We don’t know but we are bound to find out. Curiosity is eˉlektron’s nuclear fuel. No more. No less.
We are very happy to invite You to join us from 3rd to 5th of April at elektron.live
Timeline will be available from 1st of April.
Almost a show
WE TO BE
Originally, “We to beWe to be (2015) is a performance that is written as a play and read out loud by one performer sitting together with the audience, in front of an empty stage. Additionally, the performance is broadcast live on the radio. Thus, the piece works with three media presented simultaneously in three places: a performance in a theatre, a play in a book, and a live radio broadcast. In Festival of Spooky Action At The Distance Mette is at home, reading. Virtually in your home too. Darken your screen and We to be becomes a radio broadcast. The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer.
Created and performed by Mette Edvardsen Light design by Bruno Pocheron Sound design by Peter Lenaerts Graphic design by Michaël Bussaer Production by Mette Edvardsen/ Athome, Manyone Co-production by BUDA, Black Box teater, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen Supported by Norsk Kulturråd, Vlaamse, Gemeenschap
ELINA MASING & LIISBETH HORN
SAVE THE FIT WHITE RICH WELL FED LOCAL STRAIGHT CHAUVINIST ALEX
Journey featuring the absurdity of the society of the spectacle or a revolution in a circle of post-allies so that the activists may be active. Following the rules of quarantine the crime will «save Alex».
Elina Masing and Liisbeth Horn are students of the Performing Arts department at University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy. They have been discovering the ways of creativity through questioning the existence.
A rehearsal video of Elina Masing's and Liisbeth Horn's performance which lost its sound in a spooky way at the festival yesterday, can be viewed here
Directors Liisbeth Horn, Elina Masing Actors Rainer Elhi, Elise Pottmann Choreography Christopher Meier
INTENSIONAL PARTICLE from home, streaming version
In Intensional Particle (2015), Umeda reinterprets the particles in space as not static molecules but rather as 'active particles (or, mass points)'; and, visualizes, in space, the 'intensional force' that particles conceal. The audience will be experiencing a digital reality saturated with 'unstable stability': the raging streamlines vanishes after a minute, and the luminous waterfall vaporizes after a second. Therefore, despite the existence of an explosive canvas soaked with digital curvatures right before our eyes, it simultaneously gives us a fragile impression.
Hiroaki Umeda is a choreographer and a multidisciplinary artist now recognized as one of the leading figures of the Japanese avant-garde art scene. Since the launch of his company S20, his subtle yet violent dance pieces have toured around the world to audience and critical acclaim. His work is acknowledged for the highly holistic artistic methodology with strong digital back ground, which considers not only physical elements as dance, but also optical, sonal, sensorial and, above all, spatiotemporal components as part of the choreography. Based on his profound interest in choreographing time and space, Umeda has spread his talent not only as a choreographer and dancer, but also as a composer, lighting designer, scenographer and visual artist.
Choreography and dance Hiroaki Umeda Image Direction S20 Visual research Ludovic Burczykowski Programming Shoya Dozono Video Guillaume Gravier Sound and light S20 Producer S20 Co-producer Le Manège – Scène Nationale, le manège.mons, la Gare Numérique – Jeumont, la Maison des Arts de Créteil, Stereolux – Nantes, Mapping Festival – Genéve Foto S20 Duration 7′
HENRI HÜTT & VEIKO TUBIN
ENTER THE ENTER
”Enter the enter” focuses on the fine tuning between real life and created situations. During the process, the audience entrance calls from all the Estonian performing arts venues were collected. Entrance melody (a unique tradition of Estonian theaters) that usually starts the preparation of the show and is the sign to take the seat will be this time the main character on stage. ”Enter the enter” as the preparation for the connection between the spectator and spectacle.
Henri Hütt is a (performing) artist, whose spectrum of artwork contains predominantly technological performative acts, sound-performances, staged exhibitions, curating, writing, installative performances and other unattainable formats.
Veiko Tubin is a freelance actor, composer and director. Graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, under the supervision of Priit Pedajas.
Idea/Execution/Performance Henri Hütt Execution/Performance Veiko Tubin Artist, design Jaan Evart Technical support Henry Kasch Co-production by Kanuti Gildi SAAL In collaboration with Eesti Teatri Agentuur Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia Duration 40′ In Estonian
Almost a concert
THE ESTONIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC SOCIETY
Udo Kasemets: “Tt – tribute to Buckminster Fuller, Marshall McLuhan, John Cage”
“Tt – tribute to Buckminster Fuller, Marshall McLuhan, John Cage” is an interactive multimedia composition by Kasemets from year 1968, where the audience can influence the sound, visuals and light design with their decisions.
Udo Kasemetsa (1919–2014) on naljatamisi nimetatud kõige vähemtuntud kõige kuulsamaks eesti heliloojaks, kelle kohta leidub artikkel vast igas väärikamas muusikaentsüklopeedias. Kanadas, kus Udo Kasemets veetis suurema osa oma elust, nimetati teda „ilmselt kõige kompromissitumaks muusikuks Kanada muusika ajaloos“, tema mõju Toronto muusikaelule ja järgnevatele põlvkondadele on raske üle hinnata.
The Estonian Electronic Music Society (EES) was founded in 2017. The aim of the Society is to introduce and develop contemporary electronic music in Estonia. In order to achieve a wider audience, it is planned to systematically organize concerts, workshops, lectures and professional meetings to create an inter national audience for creative life, to record music, to publish and to present Estonian electronic music internationally.
Performed by Tarmo Johannes, Doris Hallmägi, Mihkel Tomberg, Taavi Kerikmäe, Ekke Västrik, Theodore Lee Parker Quest Raul Keller Duration 40′
Semi-alive musical instrument based on the analysis of microbiome colonies.
Authors Andrei Bundin, Anton Poluboyarinov, Andrei Rõlov, Evi Pärn, Ivan Naumov, Svyatoslav Vlasov, Olga Zubova, Veronika Abashina, Elina Fineberg, Laura Rodrigez Dirigent Andrei Bundin Performed by Andrei Rõlov, Anton Polubojarinov, Polina Orlova, Veronika Abakshina, Anton Kvitchuk
Almost a seminar
WHERE HAVE ALL THE MAGIC GONE
A seminar on what happens in/with theatre, when there’s no theatre
In this international one-hour seminar we are discussing and fantasizing with artists, curators, theorists and other creatives about and over what happened with theatre, where did it go, what will it become next and which opportunities does this unprecedented situation have for us.
Participants of the seminar are Kathrin Tiedemann (artistic and managing director FFT, Düsseldorf), André Eiermann (University of Agder / Associate Professor of Theatre.), Hedi- Liis Toome (theatre researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Research at the University of Tartu), Mette Edvardsen (performing artist) and Hendrik Kaljujärv (e⁻lektron).
Moderators are Annika Üprus and Maarja Kalmre.
Almost a party 404 Event Not Found
Kiwanoid is a meta-artist, who creates a distracted sound environment somewhere in between sound art, conceptualism and music, which operates directly with the states of consciousness and the listener's perceptual zones.
Compound Minerals aka Mihkel Maripuu’s sound carries an important task as a buffer, between the material and the conceptual. Realizing divine ideas in mundane, physical space: creating associations between the perceived presence and the conquered space.
Hendrik Kaljujärv creates music. Acoustics is one of the principles that has always been highly valued by the searching sound world, and so is Hendrik. But again this annoying question comes up - Is it important, what is hidden? It is relevant to ask this question, but the answer does not matter.
Vul Vulpes aka Mari-Liis Rebane is a producer from Estonia. With a sound not bound by genre borders, she aims to keep her music unidentified. Exemplifying that one’s inspiration is always in rotation, she keeps on sculpting her personal taste and touch.
MIMproject (2005) is a freeform creative association, uniting artists interested in touchpoints between technology, theatre, applied art, sound art and new media. Our workshop-based flash projects alternate with audiovisual installations and theatrical performances. Some of our works are listed below.
404 Event Not Found esinevad: Raul Keller, eleOnora, Kalle Tikas, Andreas W, Andrus Aaslaid, Tencu